The upholding of true values & adhering to best practices for the well-being of Animals, the Environment and Visitors.

Solid waste management unit

  • On average, the park collects over 700 kg of waste every day, which includes dried leaves, green waste, food waste and animal waste.
  • These wastes are collected every morning and reach the solid waste management unit.
  • 10 primary platforms and 10 secondary platforms are set up. 1 tonne of manure is generated from the solid waste management unit every 45 days.

100 % Plastic-free zone

  • In the recent, plastic bottle stickering system was introduced, all the plastic pet bottle that enters the Zoo are stickered and a refundable caution deposit of Rs 10 is collected from the visitors.
  • Proper segregation and disposal of used plastic water bottles are maintained on an average over 3.40 lakhs of plastic water bottles entering the Zoo yearly.
  • The park placed a plastic deposit station at various locations inside the park.
  • The park completely banned the use of plastic inside the Zoo. The Zoo ensures a 100 % plastic-free campus.

Sustainable practices

Inhouse fodder plot
  • The park has an in-house fodder plot that provides an adequate quantity of fodder for Zoo animals. On average, 1300 kg of fodder are harvested from the fodder plot.
  • The fodder has zero pesticides and a chemical-free yield. The soil is enriched with natural manure made from the organic waste of Zoo animals.
  • Crops like CO3, CO4, Para grass, super napier, sorghum and China grass are cultivated on over 5 hectares of land at two different locations with sufficient water facilities.

Water management System

  • Water management System requires 7 lakh liters of water per day on average.
  • The park has open wells, bore wells, overheaded tanks, a lake and percolated ponds as water sources.
  • In addition, palar water is also received through pipelines.
  • The Zoo maintains the underground water level through proper maintenance of percolation ponds and other water sources.
  • Periodic water analysis is also done in a licensed laboratory.

Fish culture

  • To feed the water birds and crocodiles, AAZP ensures that our animals get live freshwater fish.
  • In addition, since last year, the park has also started to culture tilapia fish in the wet moat enclosures and deep water troughs.
Plastic Banned Zone
Best Practises Highlights.
  1. From Biodegradable waste to Fodder Banks for Manure to Zoo trees and lawns.
  2. Zero Tolerance to Plastic.
  3. A dedicated team for waste management.
  4. Effective Animal Feed Management.
  • The visitors are being screened at the entrance for plastics. The plastics are replaced with paper bags.
  • The biodegradable and non-biodegradable wastes are separated and carefully dumped in the waste disposable decomposition yard.
  • Feed is carried in a green plastic tub and wastes are carried away by red bins.
  • The raised stainless steel feed and water troughs are being provided to all herbivores with a roofed sheet to avoid contamination of feed materials

Our Best dedicated security squad for taking care of the Zoo’s safety.

Key Highlights.

  1. Daily Night patrol By the Range Officer and His Team.
  2. 602 Ha Zoo Bounded by Strong Tall Walls.
  • The 602-ha Zoo has priceless property and rare and endangered animals.
  • The Zoo security is mainly looked after by the Forest sub-ordinate staff consisting of Rangers, Foresters and Forest guards along with Zoo security staff.
  • The Zoo is bounded by the wall on all sides.
  • Regular patrolling of animal enclosures, stores and other buildings is conducted by the security staff and special night patrol parties are deployed to safeguard the Zoo property.
  • Night security is carried out under the head of one Range officer and other subordinates daily.
Carbon Neutrals Zone

The park ensures the Zoo, to be Carbon Neutral Zone.

Battery Operated Vehicle
  • To go around the Zoo, the park provides battery operated vehicle for visitors. For the convenience of visitors, the park has recently increased the number of BOVs. Around 2000 no of visitors use this facility.
Cycle and E-cycle
  • To go around the Zoo, the park provides the facility of hiring cycle and e-cycles for the convenience of the visitors.
  • The majority of visitors, prefer to visit the Zoo by foot
Solar Street Lights
  • Around 150 solar lights are placed at major areas of the Zoo.
Solar Fencing
  • To empower the security system, solar fencing is provided at animal enclosures for bears, wolves, chimpanzees
Fruit Orchard
  • The park has an in-house fruit orchard.
  • That provides fresh fruits to Zoo animals.
  • Fruits like mango, jamun, guava, sapota, coconut, jackfruit, palm, banana and greens are planted in the fruit orchard and the Zoo is in the process of expanding the orchard to three more locations to increase productivity.
  • We ensure the empowerment of Sustainable practices
Rainwater Harvesting
Key Highlights.

1. Zoo Has its own back/self reliant in Meeting its own water Needs.

2. Effective Rainwater harvesting mechanisms.

  • The entire 6 lakh liter per day of water requirement including the requirement for three dedicated fodder banks, is being met from sources within the Zoo.
  • Extensive networking of rainwater harvesting structures numbering 28 has been carried out to capture entire precipitation falling in the Zoo.
  • 21 Pounds are created in the Zoo for increasing the Zoo water level and to retain the water level.
CCTV Surveillance System
Key Highlights.
  • 24/7 Active Surveillance of Animals and Visitors, Ensuring Safety. 302 surveillance cameras are placed at various locations inside the Zoo for monitoring visitors and animal behavior.
  • The AAZP is the only Zoo that live stream 15 animal enclosures 24 X7 at free of cost.
  • The majestic animals like Lion, Tiger, Elephant, Leopard, Indian Gaur, Hippopotamus, Sloth Bear, Chimpanzee, Crocodile, Lion-tailed macaque, Nilgiri langur and King Cobra are live streaming from the enclosures.
  • So far 7.5 crore views have been recorded.
Zoo E-Eye
  • An extensive set of 305 surveillance cameras was used for effective crowd control, security and most importantly, monitoring the health and safety of the animals.
  • For the first time in India, AAZP, an Ex-situ center, has developed such robust round-the-clock monitoring of animals through this mechanism.
  • Animal Monitoring and Visitor surveillance are two major parts of this system. Monitoring through the system facilitates a stress-free environment for Zoo animals.
Periodic & Seasonal Enrichment
  • Periodic & Seasonal Enrichment for Zoo animals are being done to support the mental and physical health of captive species by encouraging behaviors they would exhibit in the wild.